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City business boss feeling Ferry Roxy.

ASTONISHING news from the august corridors of power at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - Chief Executive Jerry Blackett has applied to join 70s glam rockers Roxy Music.

No, Jerry is not leaving his role at the helm of the city's premier business organisation following a rermarkable male mid-life crisis.

Brum's leading business figurehead has been a long-time fan of Bryan Ferry and the boys since his teenage years, and admits to once stalking them outside a hotel room back in the 70s. Naturally, he has got tickets for the band's appearance at the LG Arena at the NEC next January, and now he is trying to get backstage In tune: Brian Ferry passes to meet Roxy. Hancock can reveal that Jerry has already inquired of bosses at the NEC whether they can wangle him a dressing room meeting with Ferry and Co, and has been referred to the group's management.

Bryan Ferry was unavailable for comment, but don't rule out Jerry joining the band on stage for an encore of Virginia Plain - he's a very persuasive type...
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Sep 24, 2010
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